82 episodes

Sondra Bernstein, owner of “the girl & the fig” restaurant in Sonoma, hosts this weekly podcast along with her friend Brian Casey, veteran of the Hospitality industry for over 30 years. They discuss all aspects of the food world, from seeds and beans to fries and foie gras. “If you can eat it, we want to talk about it”. Guests include famous chefs, food critics, local farmers, cheese makers and mushroom foragers. No subject is “off the table”. Sometimes controversial but always delicious.

The Bite Goes On – Radio Misfits Sondra Bernstein, Brian Casey, Radio Misfits

    • Food
    • 4.9, 19 Ratings

Sondra Bernstein, owner of “the girl & the fig” restaurant in Sonoma, hosts this weekly podcast along with her friend Brian Casey, veteran of the Hospitality industry for over 30 years. They discuss all aspects of the food world, from seeds and beans to fries and foie gras. “If you can eat it, we want to talk about it”. Guests include famous chefs, food critics, local farmers, cheese makers and mushroom foragers. No subject is “off the table”. Sometimes controversial but always delicious.

    The Bite Goes On – Clark Wolf

    The Bite Goes On – Clark Wolf

    We had a fun conversation with Clark as he tells us about his fascinating journey as a waiter on the railroad, working eighteen-hour days on the line from Oakland to Chicago, managed a cheese and wine shop at the base of Nob Hill, opened the San Francisco branch of the Oakville Grocery and retooled the original Napa Valley store. He knows just about everyone in food including a lasting friendship with the legendary James Beard. He was the first to retail Laura Chenel’s California Chevre and spent countless hours finding and sampling foodstuffs with the likes of Marion Cunningham, Alice Waters, Ruth Reichl, Jeremiah Tower and Catherine Brandel.

    He splits his time between New York and Guernville in Sonoma County and happens to be one of Sonoma County’s biggest advocates for farmers and the incredible Sonoma bounty.

    Clark Wolf has been a food business consultant for 30 years, working with developers, restaurateurs, whole towns or resort properties. He is the founder and President of Clark Wolf Company, a New York-based food and restaurant consulting firm. He helped found the nation’s first Food Studies program, at NYU, he writes and talks about food on radio and tv and continues to help build successful enterprises large and small. He is a contributor for Forbes Magazine and his radio show is called ‘At The Table with Clark Wolf’ on KSRO. He authored the book “American Cheeses” published by Simon & Schuster in 2012.

    You can find more about Clark:

    http://www.clarkwolfcompany.com/

    https://www.ksro.com/podcast/at-the-table/

    https://www.facebook.com/clark.wolf.5

    • 1 hr 15 min
    The Bite Goes On – JOEL RIDDELL

    The Bite Goes On – JOEL RIDDELL

    Talk Show Host, Journalist & Eater based in San Francisco.

    “Grew up in Niagara Canada, attended several fine schools including Western in London (full disclosure, Ontario Canada). I worked for a theater, a symphony, in restaurants and even a B&B before moving into media, supplanting my original career path of an educator. I was only supposed to visit San Francisco on my way West but fell in love and never made it to New Zealand. I am an Emmy Nominated and IACP Award-winning (come on- pretty proud- worth repeating) TV and Radio host. A traveler, wine judge, culinary competition judge; happy, chatty dude with a killer Rolodex. Lover of food, and of politics, so much that I have talked about it live for two hours a day six days a week for years… and got paid to do it.” We talk about this and so much more!!!! [EP80]

    Instagram @diningaround

    @JoelRiddell on twitter.

    • 1 hr 6 min
    The Bite Goes On – Crista Luedtke

    The Bite Goes On – Crista Luedtke

    Restaurauteur, Chef, Hotelier  Crista Luedtke is an amazing gift to Sonoma County  – “almost singlehandedly, Luedtke transformed Guerneville into a buzzing vacation getaway.” -Forbes   She purchased  a hotel in 2008 and established eat + drink in 2009 and hasn’t stopped yet.  She is an extremely hard worker and instills inspiration and motivates everyone around her. We had a great conversation discussing the present business landscape of COVID and restaurants and what the near future looks like.  She lets us know what she is doing during this time in her businesses and also takes us on a tour of how this self taught chef/entrepreneur started in this business.  Can’t wait for the opportunity to enjoy Crista’s establishments. Her passion is contagious

    www.eatatboon.com

    Instagram – @booneatdrink

    • 1 hr 4 min
    The Bite Goes On – The Garden Society

    The Bite Goes On – The Garden Society

    Erin Gore Just when we think we are going to talk about gardens or tea parties, we meet Erin Gore who has created The Garden Society. Garden Society is a female founded, (Wrin Gore and Karli Warner) Sonoma County-based cannabis company with a mission of helping educate women on the power of the cannabis plants and its multiple beneficial properties whether it be for stress, relaxation, sleep or joy. From their website – “We’re not your average cannabis company. Never wanted to be. We’re here to break the stigma and completely redefine cannabis for women. We understand how to bring cannabis into women’s daily life in ways you will relate to. And get excited about. We’re all about making cannabis a simple, vital part of people’s daily lives.” It was fascinating to talk to Erin, and talk about her journey from chemical engineer, farmer, cannabis company owner. We learned so much from this conversation and the edible chocolates are DELICIOUS!!! [EP78]

    https://thegardensociety.com/

    On Instagram: @grdnsociety

    • 1 hr 12 min
    The Bite Goes On – Annette White

    The Bite Goes On – Annette White

    So wonderful to get a chance to chat with Annette White, co-owner of Sugo Trattoria in Petaluma and Bucket List Journeys (fabulous blog and travel website). We let it slip out that Annette and Brian were high schools sweethearts, so a few memories popped out. We delve into Annette’s path of how she started to conquer her anxiety by starting a bucket-list that took her out of her comfort zone.

    This morphed into a career, working as a travel influencer with partners all over the world. Her book Bucket List Adventures was published in 2017. Annette White is a travel writer, author, serial adventurer and creator of the award-winning travel blog, Bucket List Journey. Her popular site has over 100,000 monthly readers, and Frommer’s named her Instagram @bucketlistjourney one of the best travel accounts to follow. She has been recognized and worked with a multitude of top companies, such as Tripadvisor, Sandals Resorts and LAN Airlines — while exploring more than 40 countries on 5 continents. When she’s not on the road, you can find Annette whipping up delicious dishes at her Michelin recommended restaurant, Sugo Trattoria in Northern California, that she co-owns with her husband, Peter.

    Find Annette’s work at: https://bucketlistjourney.net Sugo Trattoria – http://www.sugotrattoria.com/ Purchase her book at https://www.amazon.com/Bucket-List-Adventures-Incredible-Experience/dp/1510710043

    • 1 hr 18 min
    The Bite Goes On – Miracle Plum, Gwen & Sallie

    The Bite Goes On – Miracle Plum, Gwen & Sallie

    It was great to have a repeat visit from our friends at Miracle Plum. We got a chance to catch up and see how they are holding up under the COVID-19 times. Not a surprise but they are pushing through, getting creative and working hard to get their customers what they need. [EP76]

    Miracle Plum is a finely curated store, with pantry goods, wines, cheeses, bread and produce. At this pivot, they are juggling between vendors regarding what is available, guests, are people buying differently at this time (they all want beans) and they are holding on just trying to stay in business while we are all in the unknown. My gut tells me that they will get through this will a more caring and loyal audience of consumers. They are out of the box thinkers and if there is something that they can do through Miracle Plum to engage their guests and keep it going – they will find it!

    Miracle Plum – miracleplum.com – 208 Davis Street, Santa Rosa CA – 707-708-7986

    @miracle.plum on Instagram

    • 47 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
19 Ratings

19 Ratings

Figgirl ,

So fun!

Love learning about all of these folks.

Coler_77 ,

Interesting takes on the goings on around Sonoma.

I really enjoy the podcast, keep up the good work. We look forward to our next visit, especially since you have given us a lot of new ideas to experience!

madrebs ,

A wealth of foodie knowledge!

I am delighted with how I absorb and enjoy this podcast. I feel more connected to the wine country through the info presented here-which is helpful as I recently moved to Sonoma. Thank you and keep up to great work!

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